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How do you feel about your disability?

How do you feel about your disability? Blog from Emily Shaw, Youth Independent Living Specialist How do you feel about your disability?  I have been through a wide range of emotions when it comes to this.  I went through a … Continue reading

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“As long as we remain silent, others will tell us what to do.” -Adolf Ratzka

The application process for Paratransit service may include functional evaluation or testing of applicants. Many of the larger transit systems now require in-person interviews or functional assessments to determine whether a disability prevents the applicant from using the fixed route … Continue reading

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Georgia Get Out The Disability Vote (GGOTDV)

-Ron Harris, Disability Rights Project Specialist  disABILITY LINK is committed to GET OUT THE VOTE for the disability community in Georgia  – several studies have shown that 25% of those of us with disabilities choose not to vote in any … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Terminology means a lot. Especially in Congress. The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights has been renamed to just: the “Subcommittee on the Constitution.” I find this troubling there was a rationalization for the change in name; … Continue reading

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“You’re Welcome”

Those two words had the ability to simultaneously annoy and confuse me this morning. I got off the bus and was waiting to cross the street when a man pops into my field of vision, grabs my arm and yanks … Continue reading

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Noticing Accessibility

I am a huge fan of movies and my tastes range from family friendly to horror. I am also a huge fan of accessibility. Naturally these two passions overlap from time to time and I am thoroughly pleased when I … Continue reading

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Absurd Moment: Universal Access

Some people get a little confused when they encounter a person with a disability, their stress levels go up as they try to figure out how to accommodate someone.  I had this happen just the other day and I was … Continue reading

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